Oscillatory transient regime in the forced dynamics of a nonlinear auto oscillator

Yan Zhou, Vasil Tiberkevich, Giancarlo Consolo, Ezio Iacocca, Bruno Azzerboni, Andrei Slavin, Johan Akerman

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We demonstrate that the forced transient dynamics of a nonlinear (nonisochronous) auto-oscillator is qualitatively different from the dynamics of a quasilinear oscillator described by the classical Adler’s model. If the normalized amplitude μ of the driving force exceeds a certain critical value μcr, the transition to the synchronized regime becomes oscillatory with a frequency proportional to ∝√μ−μcr and a synchronization time that is almost independent of μ. The discovered effect is illustrated on the example of a strongly nonlinear spin torque nano-oscillator (STNO) where the finite transient synchronization time can limit the possible range of STNO modulation frequencies.
Original languageEnglish
Article number012408
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jul 2010
Externally publishedYes


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